Lost and found (and still working): Garmin eTrex survives mountaintop winter


Here’s a great testimonial sent to the Garmin inbox from Wayne, a satisfied Garmin customer who geocaches under the name Beachboy38. This adventure took place while caching near the Apache Peak Cakewalk (GCM15N).

Still Works
Teethmarks I think you may be interested in an experience I had this last year with my prized Garmin eTrex.

I hike the mountains of Arizona and last May I lost my eTrex somewhere near one of the mountain tops. I could not get back there till this last week to search for it. I was sure it would need a lot of repair if I was fortunate to find it. My partner had recorded the 4.5 mile track on his Garmin, where we went so that helped somewhat. But it is a big mountain.

If you have any geocachers working for you, and I can’t imagine you don’t, they will appreciate this experience. We picked three likely spots where I may have lost it. Sure enough, I spotted it in the second place, near the top of the mountain. It was face down in the rocks and dirt. When I lost it, it was in the pack. All in all, there is some damage where the vermin chewed on it and the black band is gone. It is hard to believe that it survived all last summer and winter through the heat, rain, and snow. When we checked the very well sealed cache at the top of the mountain, even it had a lot of moisture in the log book.

This is truly a testament to Garmin. — Wayne

Thanks, Wayne, for sharing this great story! To learn more about our rugged outdoor products, visit the On The Trail section of Garmin.com. And geocachers should check out our new video on paperless geocaching at Garmin.com/geocaching.

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